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[♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: hello, current tv land, hour number one. karl frisch right out of the box from bullfight strategies and we have kristin sills, wife of steven sills jacki schechner. >> yes. >> stephanie: and youring gooding friend ali velshi. >> that's exciting. >> right? >> now that he's a coworker
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again. >> i don't know, i'm so confused. >> yeah we are all. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: here is a woman who says that thinking about popeye's chicken helps her have an orgasm. >> whatever it takes i guess. >> stephanie: that's right. here she is jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. the senate is voting today to start debate on new gun control legislation. 13 republican senator have said they are planning to filibuster but democrats are confident they have the 60 votes they need to get the bill to the floor. joe manchin and republican pat toomey struck a bipartisan deal yesterday to expand background checks and requiring gun sellers to keep records of those transactions. the nra is calling the proposal a non-starter even though
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legislation would not extend to private sales, the gun lobby has sent a letter to senators reiterating its unequivocal opposition. it also plans to grade lawmakers as it does on where they stand on gun control issues and will grade them on the support for the compromise and whether they allow debate. mark zuckerberg is introducing a new are group today. it will advocate first for immigration and education reform, zuckerberg is getting help from big names, zuckerberg says he need to train and attract the best and the brightest and allow those who are educated here to stay here.
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# [♪ theme music ♪] ♪ i'm walking on sunshine ♪ >> stephanie: oh yeah. i got bumped off of cnn last night, because of breaking news while i had false eye flashes
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on. and was ready to go. >> why did you break it. >> stephanie: it was like literally, stop, stop stop. now i bumped dammit. >> what broke last night? >> stephanie: i don't know. it wasn't about me. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i was literally -- i was literally all wired up for sound. the last time that happened to me i was on ed schultz's show. something is going on at michael jackson's house. and i'm like it's not important, come on. >> that was the day he and farah faucet died. >> stephanie: yeah. >> and the fusic. >> stephanie: i supposedly will be back on cnn today. >> you have been scheduled pretty much every day this week. how many times have you actually been one? >> once. >> it was a half of segment.
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>> stephanie: before i got into false eyelashes and i got glue in my eye. big show coming up. karl frisch right out of the box. ali velshi coming up to talk about his new show and kristin stills about this big autism organization. and she is steven are both brilliant about the subject of autism, and there is a big fund raiser for that. if you didn't get enough of me this week and who did -- [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: you missed whatever i was going to say on cnn, which would have been hilarious. but if you are in chicago guess what you can do live! ♪
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♪ on the east side of chicago, crossing the usa, and a sequester haze ♪ ♪ on a freezing april night ♪ ♪ in the land of the liberals ♪ ♪ when the town of chicago laughs ♪ ♪ at the morons on the hill ♪ ♪ when a man named fugelsang who like looked just like katy lang and hal sparks we all grope momma ♪ ♪ the night in chicagoland ♪ ♪ brother what a night [ inaudible ] ♪ ♪ chicagoland ♪
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♪ brother [ inaudible ] ♪ >> stephanie: wow! mary in ann arbor, she will be there saturday night. tweeter extrordanaire, here he comes. ♪ karl ♪ >> stephanie: karl frisch, ♪ ♪ so inviting to me ♪ ♪ frisch ♪ >> stephanie: good morning, karl frisch. >> good morning. so you said that the last time it happened to you, like there were people hanging out at michael jackson's house. so what ended up happening with that? >> stephanie: i don't know i missed it because it buzz it wasn't about me. look who got a bath it's dexter
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von frisch! [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> that's right. we had 100 degrees yesterday and it snowed two weeks ago. >> so what is your point? >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: lots of great stuff. i'm sure you saw the new poll nbc news poll finds nearly two-thirds of americans -- that's almost 80%, jim, of citizens support giving immigrants a path to citizenship. and you tweeted glad to see usa today is dropping the illegal part of it. >> yeah. i mean if we called everything you know, something like an illegal immigrant or an illegal killer, i mean -- the word illegal is just not appropriately used in that sentence, and it is also used to
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dehumanize. >> stephanie: thank you. it always bothered me. it's the same thing i think as in marriage equality when you know and love somebody they are a human being. there's phrases people use. and the right-wing uses homosexual, because the word sex is in there, so it can bring in the ickiness. >> right. and gay is obviously a little happier. >> stephanie: right. and my favorite story -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: it's another don young out of alaska story. another day another not racist gop-er, the republican county commissioner who used the racist term n-word rigging, says he is not racist because he has a
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black friend. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: who supposedly liked to n-word rig things. >> in explaining himself he actually said colored people. >> stephanie: yes, he made it worse. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: another day another republican official uses a racist term from their youth. jim jooil of kansas -- >> what is the matter with kansas? >> stephanie: this guy for one. he told the county he preferred to hire an architect over having someone n-word rig it. his comment brought laughter from others in the room. >> of course it did. you know why? because there aren't enough african american people around there to go around and be people's friend. >> was the study group to study
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old tiny racist expressions? >> stephanie: apparently. don young who used the term wetback, because -- well that's the term we used in my day. i am not a prejudice person. i have built habitat homes for colored people. >> oh god. [ wah wah ] [ buzzer ] >> that's when what we saider -- >> stephanie: what i didn't n-word build them and the people are colored. [ buzzer ] >> yeah. >> stephanie: he added he has a close black friend, woman he regards as a sister. >> and everybody in kansas knows marvin. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. so you also by the way bring us the news that the french senate approves key section of marriage bill all but assuring marriage'
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quality. >> yeah, it's only a matter of time in france which must really annoy people who have been fighting marriage equality. so again, this is the french so i'm not counting my chickens before they hatch. i would like to see them do the job first and then most of europe will have marriage equality with a new outliers. >> stephanie: will this have an effect on the supreme court? >> i think all of these senator that keep, quote unquote, coming up for gay marriage all of those changes have an impact. they show the court that -- that the -- the country is moving quickly in a direction that they
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don't want to, you know, go against. if you think about it, when loving virginia happened allowing interracial marriage. there was only something like seven states that didn't allow it at that point. so you have so show a strong trajectory. >> stephanie: and on the same track, we have -- interesting stuff going on in the sports world which has been the last bahsian, i think of homophobia. not only did the rutgers coach get fired, but now we're hearing about nfl players coming out and it is going to happen very soon. >> i don't even know what i'm going to do when that happens. i have to just assuming that this one is gay, and that one is gay, and tebow -- i mean that one is day. >> stephanie: because they all seem so gay. >> yeah, really, those pants?
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>> stephanie: really, butt patting is like a way of saying hello in the nfl. >> is that padding? >> stephanie: they say might i cup your buttocks this morning. >> 22, 27 -- hey. >> stephanie: hey, girl. >> it's those really macho enterprises that still have to be concurred, like professional sports, the republican party. >> stephanie: exactly. dante stallworth is the latest one that joins a group fighting homophobia. >> they are all beautiful sparkle ponies. >> stephanie: exactly. >> how many people do you hearsay i used to support marriage quality and now i
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don't. >> stephanie: exactly. karl my best to dexter and his new haircut, and not at all gait. >> ladies and gentlemen, your detroit sparkle pony! [ applause ] >> stephanie: you don't hear that on public addresses. >> not really. >> stephanie: all right. 18 minutes after the hour. you know, i only shop on line. i was just yesterday thinking i need a bunch of things and i can get them all online. shopping online, it is essential, but starting an online show you need big commerce. it makes building your online store fast and easy. you get website design credit card options, and their support reps will walk you through setting up your store. big commerce it's the all in one
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i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. ♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller.
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♪ >> stephanie: well that is just not a story you hand someone ever day. >> sorry. >> stephanie: wow. >> good morning. >> stephanie: good morning, everybody. twenty three minutes after the hour. no matter how badly your week is going, thank god you are not at home depot in west [ inaudible ]. home depot customers watch in horror as a man attempts to saw off his own arm. >> as you do. [ screaming ] >> stephanie: wow. and you can never find one of those people in the orange smocks. because you were saying jim you can't really get both of them -- >> oh my god. >> unless you are on a table saw --
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>> yeah, lie down on a table saw to get the other one off. >> last time i was trying to amp pate both of my arms, i thought -- what am i doing. >> stephanie: yesterday we had the story about the chinese man who decided to stick a swamp eel up his ass. a man was attempting to saw off -- [ laughter ] >> stephanie: this is not really funny. it's shocking. >> yes. >> he picked up a couple of saws in the saw area and attempted saw off both of his arms. >> so it was ant power saw. >> stephanie: right. >> well that wouldn't work
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because he would need the other hand to saw off the other arm. >> stephanie: right. that was the one problem with his plan. >> stephanie: yeah he had sawed down to the bone before -- >> oh, god! travis says the thinks bath salts may have been involved. >> i know, i'm going to cut my arms off. why didn't i think about that before. >> stephanie: and then i'll go each season's face. >> and then go soak in a bath tube. >> and shove an eel up my butt. >> stephanie: wow. [♪ "jeopardy" theme music ♪] >> stephanie: jim who said i'm
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an avid hunter and i believe there's legitimate roll for long guns and handguns in sport and self-defense, but with a country we have to reckon with what has happened on our watch, who said that? >> ralph nader. >> stephanie: no joshua dueboisdubois. >> ah. they call him blanch. >> stephanie: he is on president obama's staff. who said i can't think of a more urgent concern for people's value or of basic patriotic belief, we must agree the things these eyes of ours have seen from columbine to sandy hook require immediate action. they require each of us speaking out. they require a vote. who said that? >> ted nugent. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: no that would be
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josh dubois. [♪ "jeopardy" theme music ♪] >> stephanie: all right. one last round. who said i left a portion of my soul in those newtown classrooms with that bad who held his daughter's picture tight. this week the american people can be part of that change if every person speaks up and lets congress know the time for talking is over. our children and our values deserve nothingless. >> i'm guessing the president. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: good guess, but no. josh dubois. you want me to say something nice about who now? >> ted nugent. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: >> in parts of the country, there are these wild pigs that are very aggressive and he shot
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about 400 of them and donated the meats to homeless shelter. >> stephanie: wow. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> and then that is going to lead me into a bunch of incorrect movie reviews -- >> hanible. >> stephanie: all right. >> also the jazz singer. >> stephanie: right. very well-known. jazz hooves. remember that part? >> stephanie: >> right. >> [ inaudible ]. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: ali velshi joining us next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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>> if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv.
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♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> her morning show comes on so early, we're usually still at the bar, so whenever she does an interview, you have to drink ever time she says but up. >> stephanie: get ready. oh, how we have missed him. ali velshi, formally the profit of doom. good morning ali velshi.
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>> i can still be the bald profit of boom on al jazeera america. >> stephanie: exactly. >> i'm like the pig pen of boom. >> stephanie: exactly. we missed you. >> i missed you too. i know you were at the beacon theater which is one block from my house. >> stephanie: and you were absent why, now? >> one of them was the big bouncers. i said i know stephanie, i know stephanie. and no they won't interested. >> stephanie: tell us about your new show. >> as you know building al jazeera america from scratch and using some of the infrastructure from current, and i'm going to be leading the business programming side of things. it will be the connection between politics the economy, and life. business used to be a separate
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department when i started, now it's fully involved in what goes on in washington and what goes on in your state houses. so we're developing that. we're going to figure out how that fits into prime time with al jazeera america. and there are a number of changes with this channel and i'm very very excited to be in on sort of the ground floor. there is already an established ground which is current, and i'm the next level up. >> stephanie: i want to offer you captain america's underpants if i'm not needed anymore. you can have my set. >> well, thank you. >> stephanie: now, so what i -- why -- why did you decide to make the move? this is big, big news in the business? >> yeah, well two reasons. as you know my area of great interest is business, so i have
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an attraction to the idea of entrepreneurship, and there aren't many chances to start up a chan well the kind of resources that al jazeera is going to put into it. you are building literally everything from the beginning. and the second part of it so al jazeera around the world -- i'm very familiar with al jazeera english, because i broadcasted on cnn international to the rest of the world. and they win a lot of awards and do a lot of great journalism, and i think there's an american audience that will appreciate their commitment to the news. so the -- two parts of that their commitment to the quality of news they want to put on and it's a brand new organization, and i'm not sure in my lifetime i'm going to get to set foot in that big of an organization as
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it grows. it has been a great 12 years at cnn, and -- but sometimes you just have to shake it up a little. >> stephanie: i think you and i got traded for a draft pick to be named later, because we have traded places. >> that's right. >> stephanie: i was talking to someone from al jazeera and i think it's really true. a lot of people view fox and msnbc as more corporate, and al jazeera is known for really doing journalism, which in america seems like it may lean liberal, but as jim always says facts have a well-known liberal bias, but if you look at the issues in the news, gun control, marriage equality whatever then i guess we're liberals.
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>> we all kind of believe in fundamental liberal rights and i think that's -- al jazeera is very interested in the topics that will relate to american viewers. they definitely have a view that main stream us in has become corporate. it has got those interests. we tend to be attracted to people who hold important positions or celebrities, and that's okay, but there's a set of story telling that is harder to do -- you know when i get on that cnn bus and drive across the country and talk to people, i almost found that the most fun talking to regular folks. i could always tell you about a recession or recovery from my conversations with ordinary people faster than through economic reports. so real people give you more information. they have more of a finger on the pulse than gathered statistics do. and i felt the al jazeera folks
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were interested in that kind of news gathering. which i am very very interested in. >> stephanie: and i love that bus tour. in my opinion it really all came together when shirley jones sang along. >> that's right. that really made it. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: it's interesting, though, i think you are right, just -- the people will see when it debuts because i think there has been some unfair perceptions. one of my best friends, her parents are half israeli and half american, and she said they watch al jazeera all the time. >> yeah. look perceptions are perceptions. the only way those perceptions will be overcome is to have a product out there that holds up to scrutiny and media critics will be all over us when it happens, and they should be. they should say are you really putting out fair journalism -- i
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don't love using the word objective anymore, i objectively think hurricanes are damaging and murdering people is bad, so i don't know about objective. but are we fair? are we going to do that sort of thing? and i think we'll be held to a very high standard and the success of al jazeera in america will be living up to that standard. they seem to have made a commitment in that, and i would like to see how this unfolds in coming weeks. but in the end that's -- the proof is in the pudding. people will watch it or they won't. and there is another issue, and that is where people will see it. getting carrying on major stations will be interesting.
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>> stephanie: what is your sense of what is happening? obviously not a great jobs number last week. >> sure. people had to make decisions about how they are not hiring because of the sequester. my fear about america right now -- i think things are generally going well. if you have money, good credit and a job, and maybe you were invested in the stock market and bought a house, things are okay with you. but we have bifurcated as a country. we will become a lot more like the countries that we tried really hard to not be like. where there are a vast number of poor people, a smaller number of middle class people and a larger number at the top. we gutted the middle class in this country, and that is a
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very, very hard thing to rebuild. it's like a neighborhood where houses start to get boarded up and they become crack houses and it's way harder to get rid of that than prevent it from happening. and we all have to realize that we'll all be worse off if we don't grow back that middle class and give the poor an opportunity to prosper. if you are poor and you don't have money, credit or a house, you don't have a good way out of poverty. if you are wealthy or middle class, you can. >> stephanie: ali a lot of talk about the president's new budget yesterday. clearly many not happy about social security being on the table. there is so much speculation about is this just a political play because the republicans aren't going to come to the table on raises taxes a dime. but i have to say, you probably know my dad ran with goldwater
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in 64, but i just have never seen a republican party in my lifetime like this. >> yeah, they are struggling. i'm going to tell you, there are some great republicans out there who are fighting against the tide to become the main stream again. and i think some of them may succeed, i think we may get to the 2016 presidential race and have a really good contest with some really strong republicans. i think this time around there was a cast of characters who are not representative of the decision making that is necessary. republicans are going to have to get over their new no taxes. i wish the president had sort of played his game a little harder around new year's eve when the debt ceiling thing was going on because we need more taxes. this chain cpi, i don't think it's that terrible because when prices go up on certain things
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we buy, we as consumers do make choices to substitute for other product. sorry the highest respect for elizabeth warren i'm so happy she is in the senate -- >> stephanie: me too. and nancy pelosi agrees with you on that. >> yeah, we're in a world of tough decisions, stephanie. there just aren't any easy decisions anymore. it is going to hurt. the best thing we can all do -- david [ inaudible ] from the "new york times" wrote a small book about how the budget works. it's just interesting to understand what gets spent and how and then every one of us no matter whether we're liberal or conservative make an informed decision to say what am i prepared to give up, because it is going to be about giving something up. it's not going to be about getting more right now. >> stephanie: yeah, i do agree with you on -- that was the only leverage the president had when the taxes were going to go up
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anyway. and that's the thing. i just don't understand how you govern, let alone with people who will not negotiate at all. and a lot of people are saying this is why this happened. >> but you are not old enough to remember this, stephanie i know you know this because you understand politics and history, but this is a problem the democratic party had. it is just cyclical. the republican party is just broken right now. and if they are seen in four years as not be successful governing partners they will lose again. we can talk about the demographic trends changing, and i think that's true, but the reality is, the republican party is going through a brokenness where they need to sit there and say we need to put people front
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and center who understand budgeting, finance, and how to negotiate, and that you can have friends in the other party. and they could take the reins of government next time around. >> stephanie: no hilary will crush them like a bug. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: they will either get stronger in the broken places or be a really strong weak party for a while. >> wouldn't it be interesting to see a hillary clinton versus a chris christie. that would be a race. >> stephanie: absolutely. we could not be more thrilled to have you on the team and when i say team i don't know if i'll be on the team or just like a substitute nfl ref. >> i look forward to continuing to work with you, and perhaps next time if you could just tell the bouncers at the beacon theater i'm on a list --
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>> stephanie: bald profit of doom, he's right there on the clipboard. thank you, ali. >> thank you. >> stephanie: now i had a chance of being on the team and now i'm off. thanks jim. forty-seven minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: i got her number off of the men's room stall 1-800-steph-1-2. now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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it's such a sweet sensation, it's such a good vibration, it's such a sweet sensation ♪ >> stephanie: uh-huh. this hour brought to you by therabreath mouthwash and toothpaste, available at target wal-mart walgreens and other fine stores. how often is ali velshi -- he is so awesome -- [ applause ] >> stephanie: okay. yeah and he made some good points about the budget and all of that. the president yesterday. >> obama: my budget makes these investments to grow our economy and create jobs and it does so without adding a dime to our deficit. >> stephanie: by the way jim, mitch mcconnell as you can imagine was incredibly supportive as he always is. >> the president was being [ inaudible ]. >> stephanie: he said it's not a
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serious plan. for the most part just another left-wing wish list. >> chain cpi is a left-wing wish list. [ cuckoo clock chimes ] >> stephanie: yep, dream come true. that's all they ever say. it's not serious! >> he's not serious! >> stephanie: that's boner with his lisp. >> yeah. >> stephanie: tim in wisconsin over to the gun debate for a moment. good morning, tim. >> caller: hi, you are a hero up in wisconsin with all of the garbage that have been going on up there. you are a joy to listen to. >> stephanie: thank you, honey. >> caller: yeah. i feel like a lot of the republicans on the gun issue are being selfish. when our kids were younger we -- we kind of restricted some of the tv that they watched. we thought some of it was
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inappropriate, so we didn't watch it. and if we were selfish, we would have watched it and wrecked our kids. and it's the same thing with the gun laws, they are just being selfish for what is really good for society. >> stephanie: yeah. it's interesting. we just mentioned paul krugman and he was talking about the budget, he said unfortunately it will almost surely fail. why? because there are no grown ups. the republicans are going to throw their typical anti-tax tantrum and that will be it. >> caller: exactly. i would like to drive a hundred miles an hour down the road too, but it would be selfish. >> stephanie: exactly. thank you, tim. i appreciate it. or you could alternatively as yesterday's story -- the guy -- >> a tennessee legislator. >> stephanie: yeah, driving 90
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miles an hour, and masturbating and honking so that several women -- >> that's mad multi-tasking there. >> stephanie: yeah. i just love the honky part. mooep, mooep look at what i'm doing over here. >> stephanie: former tennessee lawmaker driving 90 miles an hour while masturbating. one witness said at over 90 miles an hour he had his penis out the window and that's when it got really really bad. ♪ he got in the car and was driving as fast as he could now ♪ ♪ and he got an idea so he's driving down the road with one hand now ♪ ♪ and with the window rolled down, he's trying to finish just
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as fast as he can now ♪ ♪ and he'll have fun, fun, fun until he has to put his penis away ♪ ♪ fun fun fun until he has to put his penis away ♪ ♪ fun fun fun until he has to put his penis away ♪ [ applause ] >> stephanie: rocky mountain mike, you scamp. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: boys are gross. >> i don't think brian wilson was consulted -- >> oh like a woman has never shoved her boobs up against a car window. >> stephanie: i'm telling you this is not a chick thing. i was supposed to talk about cnn anthony weiner, and just saying this is not a girl thing. >> girls show their boobs all the time.
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they'll show them for beads in new orleans. >> they don't honk driving down the freeway saying take a look at these fun bags. >> i'm sure they have. >> your old producer did that. >> stephanie: only because you asked her. which brings me magically full circle to my point. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> stephanie: that boys are gross. >> she has enormous boobs. >> stephanie: chris are treated them like speed bags -- [ sound effects ] >> stephanie: i do not know how we got off there. >> we know how he got off. >> stephanie: yes. steven stils is doing a great benefit for autism we have a lot more coming up on the "stephanie miller show."
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[♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: all right. that's it. i'm polling jacki schechner on this. jacki schechner? >> yes. >> stephanie:gy thing. right? the guy masturbating out the window on the freeway. chris tried to say it's just as likely that women -- >> girls push their boobs up against car windows. >> really? [ laughter ] >> all the time. i can't stop myself. >> about as often as guys -- >> stephanie: you are kind of a
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wild child from south beach, and i tend to think you do not drive to work with your hooters shoved out the window. >> i'm not sure i have the hooters that can be shoved out the window. >> you are implying that guys do this all the time. they don't. >> stephanie: they do it a lot more often than women do. >> no they don't. >> stephanie: oh, please. jacki you have heard of people doing this all the time? >> all the time. >> stephanie: thank you. all right. we win. >> good morning, everybody. the gun shop that sandy lanza bought his guns at has lost his license. the burrow of alcohol fire
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arms, and explosions looked into the shop after the massacre and found run hundreds of violations. a new nbc wall street journal out today talked about gun control and immigration reform. on the former 55% of people want stricter gun sale laws but there's a huge partisan divide here. 82% of democrats support tougher gun regulations and only 27% of republicans do. on immigration, 64% of respondents say they favor a path to citizen tip for undocumented immigrants. republicans oppose at 51%. however, when told a path to citizenship would include having to pay fines and back taxes,
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republicans come around. 73% say they can get behind that plan. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. ♪ john fugelsang: if you believe in states rights but still support the drug war you must be high. cenk uygur: i think the number one thing viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. i think the audience gets that i actually mean it. michael shure: this show is about being up to date so a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i am given to doing anyway. joy behar: you can say anything here. jerry springer: i spent a couple of hours with a hooker joy behar: your mistake was writing a check jerry springer: she never cashed it (vo) the day's events. four very unique points of view. tonight starting at 6 eastern.
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will be on this hour. they are doing a huge fund raiser for autism. she did an amazing film called "autism the musical." and she is really so eloquent on the subject, because we're going to talk about that. a lot of parents get understandably defensive about saying not every kid with autism -- obviously you don't want to paint with that brush. she said the statistics are there are about 1 in 50 adults with autism. so she will talk about that and the big benefit here in l.a. on saturday. all right. so we have been talking about guns -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: some good news yesterday, joe manchin and pat toomey, both have a ratings from the nra. they unveiled a deal to expand
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background checks and president welcomed the move. >> won't be it a shame if something strong like this makes them lose their a rating. >> stephanie: yeah. >> that just shows you what the nra is all about. >> stephanie: yeah, i would consider that a badge of honor if i were them. vice president biden yesterday. >> you have 13 senator saying i will filibuster proceeding on dealing with this national tragedy. what an embarrassing thing to say! >> stephanie: and the leader is involved. mitch mcconnell -- leaders don't filibuster. he is the minority leader. literally as the president was saying -- they are stopping even debating on this issue. it's just incredible. joe manchin yesterday. >> this is something that is so right, and does so much good, and will prevent people from
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having a gun who should haven't a gun. >> stephanie: and pat toomey. >> i'm a gun owner, but i got to tell you candidly, i don't consider criminal background checks to be gun control. >> oh, that's going to make him lose his a rating. the nra is not filled with common sense. >> you get a z rating because you are a stupid dirty head. >> stephanie: senator toomey again. >> to me this isn't gun control, this is common sense. >> stephanie: what is so bad about gun control? >> there's car control. there's certain laws you have to obey. >> stephanie: there is jart control. >> yeah, those are illegal. >> and those could be considered arms. >> stephanie: oh particularly in my hands. >> yeah. >> stephanie: senator mike lee, republican -- >> contrary to the statements
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made by the president and some of my friends across the aisle, and even a few from within my own caucus, we have no intention of preventing debate or votes. >> stephanie: yeah you do. that's exactly what you are going to do. how you can be in the room with those families from newtown and say no we're not going to even talk about this. senator [ inaudible ]. >> i think there will be a number of senators who will vote against proceeding to the schumer bill, and i'm one of them, but i don't think that will be successful in stopping consideration of the gun-control legislation. >> stephanie: so i'm going to be a douche nozzle on this, but i'm sure it is not going to do anything. what is the point of him then? and senator -- speaking of which, senator [ inaudible ] of oklahoma. >> is anyone naive enough not to
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believe that regardless of background checks a criminal element can find someone who can go and get a gun. >> right. so people will drive fast so there's no reason to have speed limits. >> stephanie: yeah, or anti-texting laws while you are driving, any of that. >> be free. do whatever you want. >> stephanie: i was reading this piece earlier, the president -- he went to every single classroom in newtown, and he was talking about how remarkable the president really was, every single mom got a hug, every single dad got eye contact and a prayer and every sibling got thrown in the air or whatever. there were so many real tears and emotions in those rooms. here is michelle obama yesterday talking about -- remember the little girl that was in the inaugural parade and then shot and killed. >> i visited with the families
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at hadia's funeral, and i couldn't get over the idea of how real they were to me. they were just like my family. hadia pendleton was me, and i was her, but i got to grow up, and have a career and family, and the most blessed life i could ever imagine, and hadia, oh, we know that story. just a week after she performed at my husband's inauguration, she went to a park with some friends, and got shot in the back because some kid thought she was in a gang. hadia's family did everything right, but she still didn't have a chance and that story, the story of hadia's life and death, we read that story day after
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day, month after month, year after year in this city and around this country. i'm not talk about something that is happening in a war zone halfway around the world. i'm talking about what is happening in the city that we call home. >> stephanie: arlene in alabama. hey, arlene. >> caller: hi good morning. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: i wanted to say about a [ inaudible ] we're getting here alabama is [ inaudible ] gun violence in the nation. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: evidently we have a bunch of senator who think that is not high enough. this says carrying a visible holstered pistol cannot be considered disorderly conduct, it allows people to keep guns in their cars it allows people to get lifetime permits to keep pistols in their vehicles. this is just a -- it will make
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every personnel decision a potential tragedy, and it can change in traffic. it can change obscene gestures and buried horns into murder. and our state senator that wrote this bill is the same one that wrote our world famous illegal immigrant bill. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: anyway another thing, y'all have been a lifesaver to me. i feel very alone down here. and every morning i fear that i'm going to get up and there will be no bill press and no stephanie, and no joy behar. i watch y'all -- my house is a reck because i watch all morning. [ laughter ] >> caller: and then i start again at 6:00. >> stephanie: listen honey get cleaning during these shows. look alive. get a feather duster or
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something. >> i really try to make progress between 11:00 and 6:00 that's when i -- because i feel like if i don't catch you now, i won't. i did not know about -- i had never heard of you or any of the other people on the show until i got like a free -- well -- >> stephanie: usually i'm cheap, but i'm not free. >> caller: i called it on tv when they were giving me like a trial run. and when it went off, they said i could pay $5 month and keep it, so i pay $5 a month to keep you. >> stephanie: you're not alone. >> caller: i have five dogs four cats all rescued. i'm the cat lady. i'm here alone with all of these animals. and i love anybody. anybody. >> stephanie: we love you and your managery.
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[ applause ] >> oh love her. >> stephanie: nine pets and she doesn't clean all day. come on, arlene let's go. >> oh, boy. >> stephanie: george welcome. >> caller: how do i follow arlene. but i wanted to call about al jazeera news. i have been watching them since about '01 and '02, remember mosaic, they are as good of an organization as we have in america. i'm just an old georgia boy, but you can't blame them for -- for instance they get the videotapes from the terrorists. well, do you blame the "new york times" because theodore kazenski sent them his manifesto.
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>> stephanie: good morning john and pam show. >> caller: good morning from the road in indiana. >> stephanie: are you driving the motor home? >> caller: we got a fifth wheel honey. we're pulling that sucker right through indiana right now. i told travis, i said honey, i got to let her know we're on our way, we're mobile. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: you are going mobile. i can't way honeys plural. i'll see you saturday night. >> caller: we'll be there. >> stephanie: give me a little honk john. [overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: that was a teeny tiny little horn but size does not matter. that's okay. a was tote adorbs. very, very few tickets left.
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but every seat is a good seat. gary in new york. hello, gary. >> caller: good morning, stephanie. how are you this morning. >> stephanie: good sir go ahead, i think what the senate did yesterday is really a good idea to fighten up the background checks and stuff like that. and actually, you know it's -- i'm a progressive, but i also am a member of the nra, and i have a hobby and enjoy my guns. >> stephanie: but is the nra about protecting hobby gun owners like you or it is about selling guns. >> caller: i think there has been a lot of unionizing of them. i think a lot of the pr i didn't agree with, and some of it ticks me off. >> stephanie: but they are not for background checks. >> well, i -- like i said i
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don't agree with everything they said. i think that they don't speak for other members, though. >> stephanie: right. the members i -- that -- that i know and -- i have been all over the state in new york where i am with the new gun law they put through, which is not unlike a lot of the stuff they are proposing currently. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: in new york state we have all but three of our counties have put things out saying that they don't support it, and call up a repeal and rewrite under -- they feel it's constitutional violations, and i got to think that that's true. >> stephanie: what is unconstitutional about the new york -- specifically what gun law in new york? >> caller: well, it calls for, oh, limits on -- >> stephanie: magazine size?
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>> caller: they are changing [ inaudible ] now -- >> stephanie: how can that be unconstitutional, when the founding fathers had mustcots? >> caller: they are saying you have to get rid of your assault weapons -- >> stephanie: so what is wrong with all of that? >> caller: well, what is wrong with -- with those types of rifles? >> stephanie: they are used for massacres. in newtown, the -- it was five minutes and they found what was it 142 casings -- >> and he left his smaller magazines behind. he used the 30-round magazines, because he wanted to kill a lot of people really quickly, and he
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did. >> stephanie: right. allen in wisconsin. welcome. >> caller: howdy, my big momma. i'm watching you on current, you have brains and a good body to go with it. >> and she has a spectacular ass. [ bell chimes ] >> stephanie: thank you so much. >> caller: i'm calling about the more laws for gun control but they never talk about the funding that the atf needs. now to have more laws they are going to have to enforce, and nobody is talking about giving them more money to enforce it with. >> stephanie: yeah the nra is trying to make sure we don't have any money to support the atf. >> caller: that's the problem. they don't have the money to higher people to enforce the laws. >> i think they should take away the alcohol and tobacco part. >> caller: i backed up all of
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this gun control, raw raw raw, but didn't say where we're getting the money to back it up with. >> they should stop wasting their time on alcohol and tobacco and focus on firearms. >> stephanie: exactly. roberta in michigan. hi roberta >> caller: hello. i love you and chris and jim, and i wanted to ask if i could be your show's official p-flag mom. [ bell chimes ] >> stephanie: i just had the man who produced prayers for bobby. >> caller: oh, good. that's wonderful. i just -- i'm so excited because tomorrow is my birthday, and i'm going to be 70 and as a birthday president, my husband and i are coming to your show in chicago. >> stephanie: yay! all right. well introduce yourself. it's my official t-flag mom.
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twenty-nine minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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♪ >> i have been thinking about you -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> let me guess, naked and covered in some kind of cooking oil? >> canola yes. >> stephanie: much healthier, thank you. >> virgin olive oil would be the thing. but that ship has sailed. >> stephanie: excuse me? >> long time ago. >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-1-2. melissa in seattle. >> caller: good morning. i was calling in reference to the gentlemen you had on earlier
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discussing al jazeera -- >> stephanie: ali velshi, the business reporter. go ahead. >> caller: right. and he was discussing how everybody is just going to have to make more sacrifices and i'm sick and tired of making sacrifices. we have been sacrificing for 30 years, ever since reagan came along. i can't even remember the last time i had a raise. >> stephanie: i agree with you. i said this yesterday, you know, in the utopian world, if i could live inside john lennon's imagine, i think we should do what elizabeth warren and paul krugman say, and if that doesn't work then we'll look at it. >> i would like to ask for one
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thing that the upper 1% has sacrificed. >> stephanie: right. it should haven't to be that way. >> yeah, i think -- >> caller: i just get so frustrated. and it's nice to have a place to event. thank you. >> stephanie: oh, you're welcome. >> if you park all of your money in the kaymen's maybe you should give up your u.s. citizenship. >> stephanie: elizabeth warren was shocked at the white house plan to cut chain cpi. she said not only would she oppose the plan and she was shocked to hear it was included in the proposal. she said her brother david lives on the $13,200 a year. in this article it goes on to say the best hope for seniors is that the house republicans are likely to grow up the grand
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bargain, which is what a lot of other people are saying. >> surely the republicans will do the right thing now. >> stephanie: surely they will. >> of course they will. >> stephanie: don't they always? yeah, and elizabeth warren made that point. they are not putting it in the kaymen islands, they are using it to hang on by their fingernails to the middle class. >> and the middle class is what keeps the economy going. they buy things. >> stephanie: right. there is some good stuff in the budget, the president's budget calls for nearly $300 billion in expanded preschool education and
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other things. and this will be another thing for the republicans, anything that helps build infrastructure. our economy is poised for progress as long as washington doesn't get in the way, the president said yesterday. yes. his physical 2014 budget increases the spending cuts that are already hurting our economy. and that's the other thing unfortunately -- the other bad political place that the president is coming from is this sequester is really bad. what he is trying to do is stop that, at least. at least cuts in place that are not as horrible as the sequester. he said the plan reduces the deficit, and makes necessary investments because we can do both. the numbers work. there is not a lot of smoke and mirrors. the president yesterday.
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>> obama: -- reducing the deficit and making the investments necessary to grow our economy. and we can do both. >> stephanie: and he talked about closing the loop holes for the rich. he said there are is no excuse to keep these loopholes open. and he said when it comes to deficit reduction, i have already met the republicans more than halfway. >> obama: i'm reallying to accept these as part of a compromise. >> stephanie: what do you think the next sentence is? congressional republicans promptly attack the plan. mitch mcconnell said it's not serious. >> it's not serious. serious plans -- >> stephanie: that's my favorite part. it's just another left-wing wish list.
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[ phyllis diller laughter ] >> stephanie: paul ryan said he was disappointed -- >> disappointed! >> because it doesn't destroy the middle class enough. >> stephanie: right. >> disappointed! >> stephanie: yeah, you know it's bad. >> the premium support. >> stephanie: oh eddie that hurts. >> isn't that wonderful, eddie? >> i won't go! i won't i won't! >> stephanie: we don't view this budget as a starting point this is an offer where the president came more than halfway towards the republicans. and the question is are republicans willing to come to us to help us do serious things to help reduce our deficit. the boner. >> he does deserve some credit. but i would hope that he would not hold hostage these modest -- >> stephanie: i'm sorry, what now? >> -- for his demand for bigger
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tax hikes. >> stephanie: i see he is the one taking hostages. i see. >> whatever! >> >> stephanie: downgrading credit for the first time in your history -- >> a serious plan would destroy the middle class, and democratic party forever. >> stephanie: you are spectacular, john boehner. ♪ you are a lying sack of crap ♪ >> he has only met us nine/tenth of the way. there's more he can do. >> stephanie: graham in minneapolis. >> caller: hey, best show on the radio. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: but i wanted to disagree with you. you keep saying people sending pictures of private parts is a guy thing only. >> stephanie: mostly. i know it's not entirely true.
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>> caller: i have been dating a lot online, and in the past year alone i have gotten at least ten pictures from -- and these aren't low-self-esteem women or anything. >> stephanie: did you ask to see the naughty bits or did they offer? >> caller: they offered. >> stephanie: oh okay. i was just saying same a female congressman that you think would do the same thing that anthony weiner did. >> caller: well, we can hope about some of them right? >> stephanie: oh, which one? >> caller: i'm just clowning around. >> stephanie: somebody has a barbara [ inaudible ] crush. >> she is not coming back. >> stephanie: no never. when might we pencil her in.
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>> no, never. >> stephanie: but she was the best punch line for that wasn't she? >> yes. >> stephanie: i just picture him and barbara in twin hearts. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> stephanie: let's go to genie in ohio. >> caller: hello. i wanted to say about the senators that are it therening to filibuster. they don't have a right to call themselves lawmakers if they are going to keep -- you know, rejecting the will of the people. >> stephanie: yeah, i mean -- and i think jenny the leader, mitch mcconnell is going to lead a filibuster for the not to even debate anything about guns. >> caller: he has no right to call himself a leader either. he is not leading. he has no right to call anybody -- or accuse people -- the president of not
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leading. he is not leading. they take the easy way out, and look these people in the eye, and they could careless. >> stephanie: jeanie remember the president's great speech at the inauguration saying they deserve a vote. >> yes. >> stephanie: mitch mcconnell doesn't even think they deserve a debate, let alone a vote. >> caller: absolutely. what else i wanted to say was yesterday on piers morgan, the sister of one of the teachers that was killed she said that she saw the clothes of her sister, and the bullet holes were the size of baseballs. baseballs. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: and you wonder what that did to the kids. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: you know. so it just -- i don't know. >> stephanie: we got into this debate the other night at dinner, about whether they should show pictures of six year olds, and people think oh that's indecent well, if that's
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what it takes to understand what we're talking about. because even just what you said, you are not even seeing a human body but you can picture it. >> caller: absolutely. they are so worried about their a ratings from the nra, and they can't say to their constituents and say we have got to do the right thing by these people. we can't just look the other way and say would you want your family member to be a victim like this? but they don't have the guts to say even that. >> stephanie: yep. jeanie good stuff. thank you honey. forty-five minutes after the hour. much more as we continue on the "stephanie miller show." >> i'm kind of known for having a great sense of humor. >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for
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real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv.
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(vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say anything.
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♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ get on your feet ♪ ♪ get up and make it happen ♪ ♪ get on your feet ♪ ♪ stand up and take some action ♪ >> stephanie: uh-huh. fifty minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. christian stills in the fight against autism there is a huge benefit at the club nokia here in l.a., that she will talk about next hour. we're very excited. let's go to scott in georgia.
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welcome. >> caller: good morning, how are you? >> stephanie: good morning, sir. >> caller: i had a quick question, and i'm not being smart, but everyone in the past saw the background checks and universal this and that and i don't understand how -- the caller said a while ago how they are going to pay for it. i don't understand how they are going to enforce it. if i wanted to buy a gun from a friend of mine, who is going to know other than me and him. does that make sense? >> stephanie: right. right. i think we're trying to take some measures that will at least stop people that wouldn't have guns from getting them. you don't think that would help? like closing the gun show loophole. >> caller: i do feel that way, but my concerns is my rights per se. i don't understand why the current laws that they have protect you and me but they don't enforce the current laws
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that we have already. >> stephanie: number one because the nra has fought tooth and nail against anyone to even run the -- you know, the atf. there is that. >> caller: right. >> stephanie: but i -- scott, i don't know what to say. we just talked about a study a couple of days ago. it's a provable fact that the states that have the tightest gun restrictions have the fewest gun deaths. do you think there's no correlation. >> caller: where was that -- >> stephanie: what is that? >> caller: i'm not up to date on the stuff you just talked about but i hate to use chicago as an example -- >> stephanie: well, that's the example that gun people always site, and the problem is it is very easy to get guns anywhere close to chicago. >> yeah especially indiana
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right next door. >> stephanie: he seemed a little disspirited with his talking points. >> he did. poor little feller. >> you can't stop all killings so why try. >> stephanie: exactly. tara in california. hi, tara. >> caller: hi, stephanie. good morning. here is my comment on this whole thing. i mean it's 2013. you know these guys would still be dragging their knuckles on everything. they don't believe in climate change or debates and discussions, all they want to do is collect their cash and say screw you to the american people. anyway that's my -- >> stephanie: don't you feel better. >> caller: i do. thank you. >> stephanie: that's my public service. anthony in new york you are on the "stephanie miller show." good morning. >> caller: good morning. let's go back to 1970 when we
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were all free. now we have the patriot act black boxes going in the car in 2014, the gun issue, what is next freedom of speech? freedom to assemble. >> stephanie: i don't think that all of those things are connected. >> caller: they are connected in some way. if you go on your computer they are watching you. if you walk outside there might be a drone following you. and the black boxes are going in the car, what is that for? >> stephanie: but i think the other things are invasions of privacy. and charlie pierce wrote a great piece to the degree that employers are slooping on employees. >> they have drones the size of insects that can fly in your house watching you do whatever -- >> stephanie: thank god my life is not interesting enough to
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watch. >> but it's all because of 9/11 and the patriot act. they are trying to erase any semblance of democracy -- >> stephanie: that's my recommendation. get a life as boring as mine. if somebody ordered a drone, somebody in the white house would go that's a waste of a drone. >> yeah, you pretty much sit on your couch -- >> stephanie: yeah drink wine. talks to her dogs. they are like really -- there are cobwebs growing on this drone watching this. aaron in upstate new york. hello, aaron. >> caller: john in upstate new york. >> stephanie: oh, okay. go ahead, sir. >> caller: i just want somebody
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to explain to me how they can read the second amendment and come up with a brood interpretation that it entitles all individuals like they are a member of a militia. it is one sentence long with a comma in it. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: i grew up with guns. i support the idea of people being able to own guns but it's a liberal interpretation of the constitution at best between allowing individuals to own gun if you read the second amendment. and i'm getting tired of using it like a flag. >> stephanie: yeah it's people that call themselves [ inaudible ] that use that one phrase, and to they meant rocket launchers. no they don't. >> and we didn't want standing
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army back then. >> right. >> stephanie: washington was very much against that. very much against that. so they needed a militia to -- if any rebelian cropped up. and it is related to the third amendment about having to house red coats in your barn or whatever. some things need to be amended. >> stephanie: exactly. paul krugman's latest document -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: some people say good. he says the president's budget strategy may almost surely fail. he wrote that obama's proposal is all about the political positioning using the help of ez are klein -- or as you like to call him -- >> ersa. >> stephanie: krugman writes it will fail because there are no grown ups.
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the gop response tepid so far. and response from obama's own supporters has been even more negative. i think it's a typical republican plot by the way, jim, the post office as you said their plan is to privatize everything. >> right. >> stephanie: they have backed off of a plan to halt mail delivery. they said congress has left us no choice but to delay the five-day a week plan. the dilemma for the post service is not payer funded but governed by congress so it competes against ups and fedex, and is one of the largest employers in the country. >> uh-huh. and there are people in rural areas that don't get things from ups -- >> stephanie: right.
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it is forcing us into insolvency. so they can privatize it like everything else. right back on the "stephanie miller show."
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[♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: all right. hour number 3. kristin stills the wife of steven stills in -- just a rock star in her own right, jacki, coming this up hour. >> i love the people who have absolutely nothing going on are most concerned about the government watching them. >> stephanie: yes. >> those are the people most worried. >> stephanie: yes, exactly. which is why -- i'm a helper as
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you know and that was my helpful tip, if you could emulate me you avoid anyone wanting to snoop on you at anytime. >> yeah, but we have nothing better to do than to watch you do nothing. >> stephanie: i was talking to a friend who uses a paper calendar like i do, and i said it's really sad when the only thing on there for the month is the day my dogs get their flee medicine. here she is jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. the senate is voting this hour to move to start debate on gun-control legislation. it will be the fist time congress has taken up the issue in a comprehensive way since 1994. patrick leahy who is currently the longest-serving senator, says he has seen a lot of debate over the years, and there is no question that republicans must allow this one to move forward. >> if there was ever an issue
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where all 100 of us should vote yes or no it's here. >> chris murphy took the floor and shoek of sandy hook elementary new principal, and how she was proud of the new system she had in place to protect the children. >> it doesn't work too well when the person trying to gain entry doesn't need to press the buzzer instead can make an ar-16 and knock out the windows. >> stephanie: he said 30 people a day die because of guns and now we have the power to do something about it. south korea is urging the north to simmer down and come out and talk about what it wants, but at the same time south korea is also deploying destroyers and
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putting missile tracking systems on high alert. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. ♪ next on current tv. vanguard: the documentary series that raised the bar for excellence. >> whereever the story is, we will go there to get it. >> we dive deep into the topics that we cover. >> it doesn't get anymore real than this. (vo) and on the next vanguard: >> what do you have to do to rise through the ranks? >> you've got to make a name for yourself. (vo) go inside a california state prison, to see how ethnic gangs divide the inmates and run the show. >> how do you control this? >> there is no controlling it - they control it.
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it's really reaching a fever pitch. this saturday the big show. there's only three this year you know. only one west coast one left later in the year. that's it. get it. mary in ann arbor. ♪ momma made a stop on the east side of chicago ♪ ♪ in the usa ♪ ♪ in a sequester haze ♪ >> stephanie: uh-huh. ♪ on a freezing april night, in the land of the liberals ♪ ♪ when the town of chicago laughed at the morons on the hill ♪ ♪ with a man names fugelsang who looked just like katy lang ♪ ♪ all groped momma ♪
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>> stephanie: get it. get it. ♪ brother what a night to sell a town ♪ ♪ wine and a bag of glass ♪ ♪ we all had fun the night chicago laughed ♪ ♪ brother what a night to shut it down ♪ >> ermagerd! >> stephanie: woo-hoo! we were talking to john and pam who are driving that rv down from ohio right as we speak. and rocky mountain mike will be there, and presumably he will not be driving and masturbating because -- [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: there was a story yesterday we did about a guy driving 90 miles an hour and honking at women so that they could look at him, you know -- >> pleasuring himself.
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>> waxing the bishop. >> stephanie: three different women testified that the former tennessee lawmaker exposed himself while driving at break-neck speed. one witness said he was driving with his penis out the window and that's when it got really bad. ♪ he got an idea so he's driving down the road with one hand now ♪ ♪ and with the window rolled down, he is trying to finish just as fast as he can now ♪ ♪ and we'll have fun, fun, fun until he has to put his penis away ♪ ♪ fun fun fun until he has to put his penis away ♪ ♪ oh wa wa, wa ♪ [ applause ] >> stephanie: oh rocky mountain mike. yeah apparently he was driving
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down the freeway and he said hey, where do i get off. [♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: exit 69. >> hey hey! that took -- well you know. >> yeah. >> stephanie: all right. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: here is a woman that says thinking about popeye popeye's chicken helps her reach orgasm. she was asked about her food fetish, and she started off by saying, well food excites me. the climax came when she described her favorite foods doing what they are supposed to. she said if he's not supposed to be doing up in there -- >> up in there. >> stephanie: i start thinking about popeye's spicy.
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>> oh, god! [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: that probably ruins it for him forever. >> i can't get that excited about biscuits. >> stephanie: for you it is some kind of cheese i imagine. >> of course. >> stephanie: cheese curd. >> if you wrap a wheel of brie in pastry dough and brush it with almond butter. that is the best. >>um. >> stephanie: iowa sheriff says a rowdy inmate taught on tape destroying a spork will not have more charges brought against her. but she will be punished
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internally. >> what have a shove a fork up there? >> stephanie: i never got this show out of the ditch. so i'm not even going to try now. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: missouri man arrested at hospital for refusing to leave his gay partner. what human being thinks that is okay. he refused to leave the bedside of his partner, and now a restraining order is preventing him from any type of visitation. a family member asked him to leave. >> they take precedent if you are not married. >> stephanie: he refused to leave his partner's bedside, and when security put him in handcuffs and escorted him from the building he said i was not recognized as being a husband or a partner. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: i mentioned this earlier, dante stallworth is an
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nfl wide receiver has joined athletalealeal -- athlete allies. he and his girlfriend were nearly killed in a hot air balloon accident. he said that made me more inclined to get involved after that situation where i literally almost lost my life i came to the realization that life is really short, and while you are here you need to love and respect everyone. good for him. ♪ let's hear it for the boy ♪ >> i don't trust hot air balloons. >> stephanie: yeah, i don't get that whole situation. mary in tennessee. hello, mary? >> caller: hi stephanie. hi mooks. i'm glad that northeast tennessee finally has something
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interesting going on. that we have a lunatic that likes to masturbate. when he first was on local news. i was just shocked. i'm like how can he do that? driving down the road with one hand doing that. he is very talented -- >> it's cruise control, so he -- you know. >> stephanie: marry can i just say one thing, the fact that he had it out the window that's -- >> he has got to be some sort of contortionist. >> stephanie: or give him points for length or something. [ fighting cats ] >> what are your kitty's names? >> i only have one. he is 16. >> stephanie: all right. well, it's time to get 14 more. >> caller: oh, no. oh no please.
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[ me owing ] >> where is mommy's little [ inaudible ] come come come popcorn. that's right. frisky time. frisky. [ meowing ] >> stephanie: carlos is a bad man. >> i just imagine eating the cat lady. >> stephanie: yeah, she won the lottery and built a separate house for her 75 cats. and then she died because she is allergic to . . . >> cats. >> stephanie: cats.
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[ inaudible ]. >> i want the name popcorn for a cat. >> stephanie: i was the one that was convinced that boxcar was the final one too many cats. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: i -- i don't know why i love this headline y'all. it is mean. tom cruise admits he was blind sided by katie holmes divorce filing. i did not see that coming tom cruise admitted when quizzed recently about their split. >> no! no! no! no! i did not see that coming! katie was happy in our marriage! pulling the rug out from under me! and the couch! i had everything under control! everything was absolutely perfect in every way! tragic comic, serial comic!
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need a certain sense of humor! hah! hah! hah! hah! no! no! yes! yes! no! no! >> stephanie: he is coping. he is coping. >> sure. >> stephanie: it's all fine. okay. >> everything is fine. >> stephanie: all right. seventeen minutes after the hour. kids we're all busy. i was tired of all of that downtime. business travel, appointments trying to find time to get caught up with everything can be impossible. that's why i use go to my pc by citrix, i'm able to lug my entire office with me. you can security access your entire office computer from wherever you are. no more oh i have to wait to get home to do all of those fancy functions. >> oh, no. >> stephanie: you can be at work
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this show is about being up to date, staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. ♪ >> announcer:
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ baby, can you feel it the beat is on ♪ >> stephanie: oh, yeah. uh-huh. wow, jim, you are never going to guess this quote. [♪ "jeopardy" theme music ♪] >> stephanie: chain cpi is a very large tax hike over time. >> bernie sanders? [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: no, grover norquist. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: who also said chain cpi is a taxpayer increase and tax increase violation. [ applause ] >> wow. he thinks the third strike should be -- the punishment should suit the -- you know. >> stephanie: right. david in north carolina on the gun issue. >> caller: hello. >> stephanie: hello? >> caller: yes, ma'am.
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can you hear me? >> stephanie: yes go ahead. >> caller: this is my first time calling to any talk show. >> stephanie: okay. i'll be very gentle. >> caller: thank you. you know i agree with a background check. >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: but why it is when it comes up about voter id people holler no, that's discrimination. could you just explain that to me. >> stephanie: because they are two wildly different things. voter id is designed to disen franchise certain people that are less likely to have them. >> caller: well, don't you have to have an id to drive, to buy cigarettes -- >> but those aren't constitutional rights. >> stephanie: right. do you know anybody that wanted to go vote and pretend their were someone else in order to do
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it. >> caller: yes, i do. >> stephanie: oh you do? >> caller: yes. i -- i -- i know -- >> stephanie: and apparently a lot of people have the uncanny ability to read upside down so they can see who they are impersonating. >> caller: i know of at least three people who have done it. >> stephanie: well that settles it. and when have guns ever hurt anybody? >> right. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> people pretending to be donald duck. >> stephanie: i'm sorry, you are who now? >> you are despicable. not this time. >> stephanie: a rural alaska town is considering whether to make it illegal for people to defecate or urinate in public. >> that seems reasonable. >> stephanie: anything their can do about sarah palin's word
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diarrhea. nothing? okay. >> that salad started to turn a while ago. >> stephanie: alock in austin welcome. >> caller: yeah, hi. thanks for taking my call. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i try to listen to your show every day, but sometimes i don't have the time. when i called in i did not know we were discussing gun. so i called in to talk about the budget. i am disappointed in now you guys have -- [ inaudible ] there is absolutely no reason what some people say it is a fake budget -- >> stephanie: right. there's some political play. i don't think any of us are for chain cpi that you just
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mentioned, i think we live in a political reality that a lot of people think this is a political move he is making. >> caller: the very next day people said this budget is not going to work for them and if it does work for them then the democrats will be linked it to for many years -- >> stephanie: i think the president can go to the people in 2014 and say see i tried to come to the table, you have got to get me some people that i can work with. >> he is looking into the future. not at today. >> i don't know how much leverage he is going to get with republicans. >> stephanie: yeah. cynthia in california. >> caller: good morning. i'm enjoying the show. i try to watch every day. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: yesterday on c-span i saw something that i wish was on the news. i was waiting for the gun part of the c-span and i -- i happened to be listening to
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something about hydro, and my ears perked up because i think they have privatized it or trying to. they are getting the government out, the republicans said no cost to the taxpayer. this is our waterways all around the country, and the idea of hydro is great, because it will pro do you see energy. >> stephanie: are you talking about frac-ing? >> caller: no using the existing waterways for power. >> stephanie: oh okay. >> caller: then a democrat from -- near sacramento tried to add on at least -- because democrats were losing as usual they are too damn nice -- how important it would be to the manufacturers in this country to -- for it to be added on to the bill that the hydro equipment used be manufactured in the united states. >> stephanie: yep. yep. i am all for that.
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for the made in the usa movement. let's go to helen in ithaca. >> caller: oh, hi. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: hi. thank you, when you were here you gave me a box of wine, and i still have the box. >> stephanie: you're welcome. >> caller: i'm keeping my fingers crossed that something positive is happening with our government as far as gun control. because i'm getting more and more embarrassed to be an american these days. like why can't we join the rest of the civilized world. universal health care -- >> stephanie: yeah, do they not see the same statistics that we see, and just think that we are crazy that we don't do anything about it. kristin stills up next to talk about the autism benefit coming up here in los angeles. on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. [ inaudible ] >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. thirty-four minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. we had steven stills live in studio with us, and i'm thrilled and delighted to call steven and his beautiful wife kristin joining us now. good morning, kristin. >> good morning, you luscious liberal. >> stephanie: thank you, honey.
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i said the first time i met you, i said she is incredibly tall, beautiful, skinny smart and a great director. you are super mom. can i say that first of all. >> i'm a mega mom. >> stephanie: steven talked to us about it. at club nokia here in los angeles this saturday. tell us this whole bill and what the show is called. >> the show is called light up the blues. it is april 15th this saturday at club nokia here in los angeles. light up the blues is meant to compliment a campaign that autism speaks does every year for buildings around the world are lit up in blue lights to shine a light on autism awareness. >> stephanie: this is autism awareness month, right?
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>> it is. >> stephanie: the show is unbelievable crosby stills, gnash, jack back is hosting, right? >> that's correct. >> stephanie: wow. wow. >> it's -- we're going to talk about autism and point out what is going on in the world of, you know, all of the families that are experiencing and impacted by autism, but we're also going to have a really good time and it's going to be a great show. >> stephanie: you talked about there is this great l.a. times piece about you and steven and you talk about awareness being huge, and there are so many people who are new to the analysis, 1 in 50 children and adults are with autism so it's something everybody needs to know about. >> exactly. and the statistics are like 1 in 38 kids.
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i think if you talk to any teacher anywhere, they will tell you in their classrooms there are at least a couple of kids with this issue, whether severe for mild form of it. but that's the crazy thing. the prevalence keeps rising. we don't know why. autism speaks is tirelessly pursuing finance and research trying to come up with some kind of answers, and they have come up with many clues, but there's still no cure. there are many interventions and many dietary things that can be done, and behavioral therapies, but there's no official cure so they have to keep going, you know. they have to keep getting funded so they can -- you know fund these studies -- >> stephanie: right, continue the research. i know you got involved -- i met henry, your son, who i think is
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just hilarious. do you guys remember you said come in here and sit down and say hello to stephanie. and he sits down and looks at me and says well this is awkward. >> yeah, henry has asperger's syndrome. and one of the great things about these individuals is not a lot of filtering or editing. it comes out in pure form, and that's fantastic if you can me. we work on social etiquette stuff all the time just like with any teen, but you are going to get a straight shooter. >> stephanie: yeah he is hilarious. and it's interesting, a i'm sure you have been paying at attention, because unfortunately adam lanza had asperger's and i heard from a lot of parents at the time that were very
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sensitive that that is not the cause of becoming violent. >> oh, i think the autism community was hurt by that because it is certainly one human being did not represent the entire community of autistic individuals. there was probably a lot going on there. you can have autism and you can have something else. you can have a psychiatric disorder. so we don't know enough about that case -- at it certainly was not welcomed by the community to have that be put out in the press the way it was -- >> stephanie: right. >> and such a difficult time for the country anyway, so -- >> stephanie: and you said one in 88 children in the u.s. have an autism spectrum disorder. obviously the vast, vast majority. and several senators made that case that they are more likely to hurt themselves than someone else. and i think people unfairly
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focused on that one aspect. >> oh, absolutely. that was a very dark moment particularly when there are so many parents who -- both parents working and yet putting just endless effort into getting their kids to therapies or doing parent-lead therapies and doing everything they can to help their child kind of be folded into community in a typical of a way as possible and then you know, to have that kind of stigma attached. we don't want people to be fearful of the autistic individual or child. it's certainly not helpful when something like that happens, but that's the media world that we live in. >> stephanie: right. kristin you were recorded in the l.a. times piece saying i have been awarded with the time to help him because steven is always out on the road. so we're grateful that papa
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keeps pounding the concert trail. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: your film is awesome. tell us about that. it was inspired by your son's experience with musical theater. >> actually we -- we wanted to do a film -- a couple of friends and i wanted to do a film about autism and the idea was to follow some autistic kids around for a year, and see what we got. and the director came up with the idea that we have got to have them do something. and we heard about this musical theater called the miracle project, and we just said let's check it out. and we saw what was going on and this amazing woman who coaches these kids -- autistic kids and their siblings so they can do something together, and it was very clear this is it. we're going to do a musical theater production document it
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for a year as well as everybody's individual and family lives and it came together and turned into a nice little film. sadly it is still very relevant -- morell vabt than when it came out because as i mentioned the rates continue to -- to increase. so -- yeah it's very relevant still. >> stephanie: obviously we're going to raise money this saturday, and raise awareness, which is so key. and steven says that's why autism speaks exists they can talk eloquently about the condition so the musicians don't have to. i'm just a car player man. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: that's right. he said i don't like listening to playback, i got to do something. and we're like hey, that's cool with us. >> yeah you got a special moment. and he started with the guitar and then switched to base.
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and i can tell you, i have never experienced a moment like that in my life of knowing steven. >> stephanie: yeah it was a fairly good see-through crosby stills moment. [ laughter ] >> absolutely. >> stephanie: it has been such an honor to spend time with you and your family, and i'm going to be in chicago this weekend for sexy liberal, and i know everyone listening is going to go get a ticket. tickets go on sale tomorrow. >> they have been on sale and will continue to be on sale until the fat lady sings. >> and we have a link up at stephanie miller show facebook page. >> stephanie: all right. kristin such a pleasure. see you again soon honey. >> thanks for having me steph. [ applause ] >> stephanie: there she goes. oh, my god. >> stephanie: tall, thin
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drop-dead gorgeous smart, does not even have the decency to be mean. >> a little bit of breaking news. the senate has cleared the filibuster for gun control, so it eaches -- it's no going to for debate on the senate floor. ♪ hallelujah ♪ >> stephanie: ted on that same subject. >> caller: yes. i have listened to you for the last two or three weeks snoochl oh, thank you. >> caller: i'm a former 18-year member of the illinois general assembly, and i just want to know what the hell happened since i left? that seems to be where they give the earth an enema. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: that's right.
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eric on guns as well. >> caller: hi, i was just -- you were talking about match match how he's speaking about how apparently smaller clips, all of that stuff is harassment. while at the same time you have people peacefully protesting income inequality or the role back of clean air act and stuff like that and other people been beaten and maced by police and that's not harassment? >> stephanie: yeah, good point. all right. we'll be back for the waning moments of the "stephanie miller show." >> now bad. i'm glad i tried it once. >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ let's spend the night together, now i need you more than ever ♪ ♪ let's spend the night together now ♪ ♪ bah bah, bah, bah ♪ >> he's coming to the staples center next month. >> stephanie: ermahgerd. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. jay-z to buy his own private island for $3 million. >> wow. >> stephanie: yes. jay has been looking for a private island partly to mark their fifth wedding anniversary, as you do. [ applause ] >> stephanie: chocolate, flowers -- >> an island.
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[♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: rihanna says she doesn't understand love. they have split up again, because who could have seen that coming except for . . . everyone. okay. she -- after a concert she said how many of you are in love? how many of you hate love? how many of you don't [ censor bleep ] understand it? i'm in that group. i'll live you some tips. >> what really? are you qualified to give love tips. >> stephanie: no but i'm smart enough not to date chris brown. kobe bryant said i w smacked the hell out of that rutgers coach. >> oh, cool yay. >> stephanie: i think this headline writer had this ready for years --
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[♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: fleet wood mac, mick fleetwood told his wife you can go your own way. >> you can go your own way was a the split up between lindsay buckingham -- >> stephanie: yes. as my mom used to say, your geekwood flat tickets arrived. >> was that back in the day when they used to mail you tickets. >> stephanie: right. oh, my god, live at the theater. >> and tickets are only $19. remember those days. >> stephanie: yeah. [ inaudible ] up coming film the butler. larry raid -- nancy reagan page on facebook which only has 430
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likes. yeah, really? really larry? come on. time to move on. jane fonda's response to the controversy? get a life. [ applause ] >> stephanie: really? if you are stuck on the hanoi jane. alec baldwin it is rumored he might be taking over on the carson daly show slot. >> maybe he could ask you to come on and you could just not show up. >> stephanie: he sent a big thing of flowers to sexy liberal -- >> he sent it three hours in advance because he knew traffic was going to be bad.
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[ wah wah ] >> stephanie: he tried. >> i'm just giving him crap. >> stephanie: well, don't. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: tiger wood's newest lover lindsey vonn convinced he is cheating on her already, this time it's his ex-wife. [ applause ] >> stephanie: that's really sleazy. really cheating with your wife that is horrible. >> or ex-wife. >> stephanie: she is convinced he is cheating on her with -- does that go so far around the sleazebag circle that now you're not a sleaze bagdad? >> no. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: russell brand wants group sex for the kardashian. i'm sorry for the time i took me to say that. >> that's nothing but a big puddle of hair if that happens. >> stephanie: see that. that was some restraint.
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i don't care about the details of the story. i just don't. mike in miami. you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: yeah, i was just calling about the gun debate. i am opposed to any sorts of bans on assault weapons or magazines, number 1 because it is a right, and number 2, it is not really effective. one thing you could do is end the war on drugs and pass a federal living wage law. where i live down here in dade county, 80% of the murders take place in drug and gang-infested neighborhoods. >> stephanie: why couldn't we do all of those things? how about that? >> caller: because life is not really a straight line just like banning drugs hasn't reduced drug use -- >> stephanie: but you know what did really, really really cut down on deaths from assault
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weapons? when we banned assault weapons. oddly it's weird. [ cuckoo clock chimes ] >> numbers have a liberal bias. >> and then they tripled once the law expired. so -- >> stephanie: exactly. if you are a numbers geek like jim. michael in california, you are on the "stephanie miller show" on the gun issue as well. hi, michael. >> caller: hello dear. you are so wonderful. you had a caller a while back trying to make the analogy between voter id and gun legislation. you should have asked him do you know a bunch of old people who can't drive and get to the polls? do you know people who live in really urban centers who don't have driver's licenses -- >> stephanie: but he apparently knows scads of people who used
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fraudulent id. >> stephanie: john in arkansas you are on the "stephanie miller show." welcome. >> caller: hi. glad to be here. >> stephanie: thank ya. >> caller: the guy in florida finally cleared it up for me. republicans won't do anything to enhance our infrastructure so we have got jobs to give out, and so people need guns in order to make a living in florida. i get it now. >> i see yeah. >> stephanie: i see how that works. what? >> caller: my big question though, was, is that what was the big leverage thing to break this filibuster threat to actually get the senate to go ahead and let us have a vote? >> stephanie: yeah, i don't know. it would seem counter intuitive
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that there was some outbreak of decency among republicans. but i don't know. derrek in l.a. to close us out. welcome. >> caller: good morning. i find it very interesting that the republicans are going to allow debate in the senate on gun control, that they find background checks to be too onerous, but six hours to wait to vote isn't too onerous on the right to vote. >> stephanie: exactly. all right. that is it for us today. i would like to thank, chris lavoie jim ward, travis jacki, and the whole gang over in the current tv tv control room. we'll see you tomorrow on fridays with fugelsang on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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